Graduation

 

Hudson County Community College celebrates our Fall 2021 graduates with our December Graduate Reception!

 

Group Photo

 

Tuesday, December 7

In-Person at the Journal Square Campus Culinary Conference Center (161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City) and Virtual on WebEx.

Graduates wishing to be recognized virtually must RSVP for this date.

5:30pm, Check-in and light refreshments.

6:00pm, Formal remarks and ceremony.

RSVP Here

Wednesday, December 8

In-Person at the Journal Square Campus Culinary Conference Center (161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City) and Virtual on WebEx.

Virtual streaming will be available for guests only. Graduates wishing to be recognized virtually must attend the December 7 date.

5:30pm, Check-in and light refreshments.

6:00pm, Formal remarks and ceremony.

RSVP Here

Frequently Asked Questions

The December Graduate Receptions will take place at the Journal Square Campus Culinary Conference Center located at 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Both dates will be streamed virtually as well.

 

No. Caps and gowns will be worn at the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony. December graduates will be invited and celebrated at this ceremony alongside HCCC graduates of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

December graduates are encouraged to attend both the December Graduate Reception AND the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

 

Graduates and guests are encouraged to arrive at 5:30pm for check-in and light refreshments. Formal remarks will begin at 6:00pm and estimated to last about an hour.

 

We will be allowing up to 2 guests to accompany the graduate in person. Children are allowed and will count towards the 2 guests allowed.

The receptions will also be streamed virtually, so graduates can share the streaming link with their loved ones who are unable to attend in person.

Keep in mind that all December graduates will also be invited and recognized at our Commencement Ceremony in May 2022, which will be held in-person. Graduates will be able to bring guests to the May 2022 ceremony as well. Our goal is that you will be able to bring unlimited guests to the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony!

 

No. Diplomas will not be distributed until you have completed all courses in your degree. Registrar will email and text you when your diploma is ready to be picked up or mailed to you.

 

We encourage you to dress business casual for the December Graduate Reception. There will be a professional photographer at the events to take pictures of you and your guests.

If you are in need of professional clothes, please feel free to connect with our Career Closet located at the Journal Square Hudson Helps Resource Center. You can make an appointment with Ariana Calle, Career Closet Coordinator at https://calendly.com/hudsoncareercloset.

 

No, there are no costs associated with graduating from HCCC.

For the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony, HCCC will be providing all graduates with a cap and gown set for free.

 

There is no cost to take your graduate portrait pictures. HCCC will cover the sitting fee.

Once your pictures have been taken and shared with you by the photography company, there will be an additional cost for any photo packages, which are optional to purchase.

 

 

Information for Graduates

View below graduation and commencement information.

If you have NOT filled out and submitted your Graduation Application, please do so as soon as possible.

It is required that you submit the free Graduation Application. This document collects the name that you wish to be displayed on your diploma and confirms your degree program.

If you have already graduated, or have a pending graduation for this semester, you can see the updated list of graduation applicants and graduation candidates here.

If you are unsure if you have submitted your Graduation Application, or for any questions related to this Graduation Application, please email Assistant Registrar Upasana Sethi-Pagan at usethi-pagan@hccc.edu.

Click here for the Fall 2021 Graduate Applicant List Please note that this list is only accessible to individuals with HCCC login credentials. For any questions regarding the list, please email registrar@hccc.edu.

Fall 2021 Graduates: 
Once all final grades have been submitted and your degrees have been confirmed, Registrar will inform you that your diploma is ready. Please note that all HCCC accounts must be settled before you can receive your diploma, including any financial charges or library holds.

For all Graduates up to Summer II 2021: 
Your diplomas are available for pick up at the Journal Square Campus A Building, 70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City. Please note that all HCCC accounts must be settled before you can receive your diploma, including any financial charges or library holds. Please wear your mask and bring your State ID. You can pick it up or request to have it mailed. Diplomas that are mailed may take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to arrive.

For any other questions or concerns about your diploma, email registrar@hccc.edu.

 

If you are a recent graduate of HCCC and did not order or receive your free cap and gown set, please email graduationevents@hccc.edu.

Students are allowed and encouraged to wear as many cords and stoles with their cap and gown as they have earned. Different cords and stoles distributed by the college are:

  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Inductees of PTK receive a gold stole with the PTK logo and a gold tassel.
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) – Inductees of NSLS receive a black and silver stole.
  • Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) – Inductees of SKD receive a black and gold cord
  • Lavender Graduation – Students recognized as part of the Lavender Graduation ceremony receive a rainbow cord
  • Kente Graduation – Students recognized as part of the Kente Graduation receive a Kente cloth stole handcrafted from Ghana

The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be scheduling opportunities for Graduate Portraits. Information regarding dates will be sent to you from graduationevents@hccc.edu.

Herff Jones is offering HCCC coupon codes for class rings! To order your college ring please log on to: https://collegerings.herffjones.com/

PROMO CODES:

  • $125 OFF White Ultrium Ring: ENTER CODE: DDWU
  • $125 OFF 10K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD125
  • $175 OFF 14K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD175
  • $225 OFF 18K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: DD225

Hudson County Community College’s Communications Department needs your help in identifying unique and exceptional graduate student stories to use in publicity for the upcoming Commencement ceremony as well as future marketing materials.

HCCC’s Communications Department will be pitching these stories to media during the Commencement season and would be pleased to hear from students willing to be interviewed. Some past noteworthy stories covered by media included students who:

  • Were age 50 or older while studying at HCCC
  • Had served in the military
  • Had relatives on HCCC staff or of HCCC alumni
  • Were family members graduating together
  • “Beat the odds” (earned a degree despite an obstacle, disability, etc.)

For more information please contact the Communications Department at 201.360.4060 or email at communications@hccc.edu or visit the Tell Us Your Story page.

HCCC May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

HCCC May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Watch the May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony above or at https://youtu.be/yiQft_ekRio.

Graduates, to download your Virtual Commencement slide, or Click Here

Access the May 2021 Commencement Program,  Click Here

For the May 2021 Grad Walk photos, Click Here

To watch the May 2021 Grad Walks livestreams visit https://www.facebook.com/hcccedu/videos/

For any questions, please email graduationevents@hccc.edu.